ACT Foundation

The ACT Foundation 2021 Grant Cycle

ACT Foundation has adopted a responsive approach to grantmaking. By funding focused-interventions, they work across a broad spectrum of developmental issues clustered within our focus areas (link focus areas tab).

Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation is a grant-making nonprofit organization established in 2016 to support local, national and regional non – profit organizations working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the African Continent.

ACT Foundation 2021 Grant Cycle

ACT Foundation are committed to building capacity in the African development sector. Capacity building is a potent way to strengthen the development sector particularly because it encourages the drive for sustainable impact.

The foundation offers support that aids our grantees/partners in the delivery of efficient and more efficient outcomes to beneficiaries. Updates on their training schedules will be made available on their website, while applications may be requested. In any case, partner organizations may be accorded priority.

ACT Foundation believes that grantmaking is a critical tool in engineering social change, and even more, they are inspired by the long and short term partnerships they make.

Their strength lies in the partnerships created and sustained through funding for programs and activities that have great potential of altering the downward trajectory of development on the African continent. Their mission to drive sustainable impact across Africa pushes them beyond boundaries, and as such, they always strive to do more.


  • If you are a Nigerian organization applying for this grant, the organization must be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission for a least TWO years (24 months).
  • If you are an organization within Africa, applying for this grant, your organization should be registered with the appropriate legal entity within your respective countries for not less than TWO years (24 months).
  • Must be legally registered as a nonprofit organization.(GTE/LTD). However, if you are applying as a social enterprise, the Foundation will only fund initiatives that are not for profit.
  • ACT Foundation will not fund any nonprofit whose official bank account name is different from the name of the organization.
  • It is required that you show a strong governance structure. Kindly note that the details of the board of directors should reflect in the company’s registration documents. If not, please update.
  • You will be required to show evidence of other sources of funding.
  • You are required to show audited financial report of no longer than two years before the application to receive funds.
  • The organization must show a track record of past projects and work done within the ACT Foundation focus area of Health, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Environment.
  • Proposed projects/programs must have a maximum life cycle of 12 months i.e. it must be executed and completed within 6 to 12 months.
  • The organization applying is required to have a minimum staff strength of 3 part-time/full time paid Individuals.
  • The organization is required to be open to an independent audit of the disbursed grants by the Foundation.
  • Be a non-profit/non-governmental organization registered under the relevant Laws of the country where it is implementing;
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
  • Program/Initiative must be implemented within Africa;
  • The program must be innovative and impact-driven;

How to Apply

The grant application process is an online process, therefore email application, hard copy application or any form of funding request will not be accepted. We advise that you read the grant guideline and eligibility criteria carefully prior to completing the form.

Click here to Apply

Deadline: 30th November 2020


One thought on “The ACT Foundation 2021 Grant Cycle

  1. Fr John Francis Mutebi PHF on Reply

    Mission Statement: NPO: St. Joseph’s Mayo Uganda , commonly ‘MAYO’ exist to improve youth health and abilities of age-bracket 13 and 35 years, inclusive, by increasing information-distribution, creating job-opportunities, rehabilitating their morals through counseling, defending their rights and group-marketing of their produce. MAYO Vision is a full-fledged member of Society through an organized structure of interactions. MAYO Goal is Youth well-being. Membership is open to Youth by age-bracket and for others, by referral. Given partnership funding support, it is MAYO opportunity to improve Youth and their Communities life-styles to well-being. MAYO transforms a Youth from crises response to Justice.
    We aspire to apply for the Entrepreneurship Grant announced by ACT Foundation for year 2021 benefiting Youth mobilized and skilled by this indigenous NGO in Uganda of Africa Continent

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